Implementing the idea of holding Cabinet meetings in areas outside the State capital, which was floated by Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the State government would hold a Cabinet meeting in Kedarnath on October 20. It would be the second such Cabinet meeting.
Chief Minister’s media in-charge Surendra Agarwal said: “The meeting is being held in Kedarnath for the Cabinet Ministers to see the devastation that the June, 2013, deluge caused to Kedarnath and the Kedar Valley.”
“The Ministers will also be able to see the reconstruction work done in the valley, and the shrine and its premises,” he said, adding that it would help the Cabinet to chalk out better reconstruction and rehabilitation plans for the area.
The Congress viewed the meeting as an opportunity to send out a message that the shrine is safe for pilgrimage.